Helmer reads the letter

A Reluctant Ibsenite

My first experience of Ibsen was not a happy one – I’m probably not alone in that… On reaching 18  – too old to stay in the youth theatre but clearly lacking confidence about joining the adult community theatre –  I was invited to watch a dress rehearsal of Hedda Gabler. I had absolutely no introduction to it or them or why I was going … Continue reading A Reluctant Ibsenite

Through the Looking Glass: a director turns writer

[ezcol_1third] [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end] At the end of 2010, when I decided that 2011 should be a year of Alarums and Excursions exploring Optimism, I set myself a challenge to experience 80 new forms of cultural endeavour. This might consist of visiting new venues, cultural institutions/establishments, experiencing the work of new companies and artists and/or seminal productions I had never seen. This all came under the … Continue reading Through the Looking Glass: a director turns writer